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  1. full screen in desktop mode

    Enable full-screen mode when working on power bi desktop. Pretty often I need to display the current page in power bi desktop mode (without sync the page to office 365) and there is a space limit, some of the visualizations are small and unreadable.

    129 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Power BI Report Server Auto Refresh

      Add a setting on power BI report server to enable report to auto refresh and display fullscreen.
      As well as a setting to hide all tool bars so that extensions do not need to be added into url.

      82 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Take or Transfer Ownership of a Dataflow

        Add the ability to take or transfer ownership of a dataflow to another user. Currently all I see is a message indicating only the owner can edit the dataflow. This is needed to enhance maintainability and enable enterprise level support of a dataflow if the owner is out of office or leaves the company. At least the same take ownership option that is already available with datasets.

        12 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable syncing of Page Filters across multiple pages

          The latest (Nov 2018) release of Power Bi Desktop had some really neat improvements to the Filter pane.
          One missing item is the ability to sync Page level filters across multiple (not ALL) pages.

          One can achieve this using Slicers but slicers take up space you have to completely hide it.

          Allowing Page level Filters to sync across selected pages will therefore ensure it can be used in scenarios where the filter needs to be applied to multiple but NOT ALL pages.

          13 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ODBC Data Sources in Dataflows

            Please add ODBC data source connectors for Dataflows. Many of our queries connect through ODBC drivers because direct access to the DB2 database is not allowed through the DB2 driver.

            11 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Dataflows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Automatic update of Pinned Live Pages

              A dashboard that is based on a pinned live page is not automatically updated when the dataset is updated.

              Automatic update of Pinned Live Pages should be implemented as a feature.

              227 votes
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                19 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Slicer "Clear Selection" icon color attribute

                I'd like to see the ability to set the color of the eraser icon (clear selection) in a slicer header to something different than the default grey.

                When you use a dark color background (let's say Dark Green) with light color font (let's say medium Orange), it's very difficult for users to see the default grey eraser and clear their selections.

                If some of the color setting attributes that were just added to visual headers could be brought to the Slicer header I belive the issue would be resolved.

                30 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • custom r visualization

                  Enable R Visualization in Power BI Report Server

                  26 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Report Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Power BI Desktop - Tear Away Development Windows

                    I suspect that many of us today have multiple monitors and/or large monitors. To make better use of the screen area during Power BI Development....

                    The development panes such as Fields, Visualisations, Selection, Sync Slicers, Field Properties should be able to be "torn away" and freely move to another screen... and/or allowed to float over the work area. This should also include a separate window pane for DAX code.

                    11 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Rotate text box

                      Please add a basic feature with ability to rotate a text box. In many report I would like to use screen real estate effectively by having text vertically on the left allowing full height for visuals. All Office apps have this basic feature.

                      24 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Selection pane icons

                        Please go back to the old icons (large eye and single hyphen) on the Selection Pane. The new (December 2018) icons make the pane almost unusable for telling what items are shown or hiding.

                        8 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Desktop available through Microsoft Update (for versions of Windows before Windows 10)

                          In September 2017 we announced that Power BI Desktop is available through the Windows Store, giving automatic updates: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-at-ignite-2017-announcing-enterprise-ready-capabilities-for-establishing-data-culture-at-scale/

                          If you're not able to update to Windows 10, vote for this idea so that Power BI Desktop can be made available through Microsoft Update to older versions of Windows.

                          295 votes
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                            26 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Multiselect option for mobile users

                            There are at leat 3 important festures that fires with ctrl+click gesture: on slicers, on a single visual or, the most recent, on multiple visuals. The problem is that on mobile device we can not use ctrl+click gesture.
                            I suggest to add a mobile app “multiple select” toggle option that switch between the single and multiple selection navigating a report.

                            105 votes
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                              under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow 'Edit Interactions' for Filters pane, or add new collapsable "Canvas" pane

                              I like the new Filters pane, but I think you really want to think about allowing the same kind of "Edit Interactions" for fields in the Filters pane as you do for any other visual.

                              Here's why: I would dearly like to ditch slicers from a report in favour of the Filters pane in order to free up precious screen real-estate, but often slicers are set up so that they only filter *some* things and not others, whereas things in the Filters pane are global, as far as I can tell.

                              I was hoping that the filters pane was going…

                              10 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow bookmarks and bookmark folders to be exported to pdf

                                The Export to pdf functionality allows us to export or print the report pages. But it would be nice if we could also print/export the bookmarks (all of them or just a folder/group)

                                24 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the use of ORDER BY when querying a SQL Server View in DirectQuery

                                  When using PowerBI in DirectQuery, you cannot query a SQL Server View with an ORDER BY without receiving the SQL Server error message

                                  "The ORDER BY clause is invalid in views, inline functions, derived tables, subqueries, and common table expressions, unless TOP, OFFSET or FOR XML is also specified."

                                  While I understand we cannot include an ORDER BY in the SQL Server View Definition, we should still be able to issue an ORDER BY against a pre-defined View (or utilize the Query Editor for Direct Query for sorting, etc.)

                                  10 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Data Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • New Filters pane should also work in iFrame "publish to web"

                                    New Nov 2018 release of collapsible Filters pane is excellent and badly needed to keep clutter down on reports - but it's not yet working on "publish to web" in the iFrame! Please do this last step to encourage using this facility!

                                    11 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to wrap text in button feature for button text visualization

                                      It would be great if we can text wrap lengthy button text. Sometimes for consistency with slicer we need to have same dimensional for button as slicer. Due to which button lengthy text isn't visible in button

                                      75 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • power bi embedded printing

                                        For Power BI Embedded, i would like to see a facility to print a dashboard page (not the whole report) to PDF.

                                        My user group regularly asks about this. Using Snipping Tool is not really good enough.

                                        My dashboard has 20 pages so printing the whole report to PDF would not work.

                                        14 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  APIs and Embedding  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Export to Powerpoint - Hide "Hidden" Pages

                                          Export to PowerPoint reveals "hidden" Pages, and the "hidden" pages contribute to the maximum of export limit of 15 pages. It would be great if:
                                          a) the hidden pages did not contribute to the maximum 15 pages
                                          b) the hidden pages were not revealed when exported to PowerPoint

                                          116 votes
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                                            15 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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